Rat Face

“I think its time we gathered our weapons and left this town. It won’t take long before more guards are summoned.” He looked to each of his companions then frowned. “Dammit all, we’ve lost Ludo. He hasn’t come back from his sneaking about has he?”

“Well, I ain’t waiting around here for him. He’ll catch up on the road, no doubt. Let’s go.” the dwarf urged.

“Da, dwarf. It’s time to go. Let’s get our weapons.” Stephan quickly look around the area.

“Da. Ludo is probably looking at us even now. He can follow.” And with that, Stephan started off in the only direction he knew to be the way back to the gatehouse where their weapons were stored.

Miklos followed hastily. “Off we go,” he assured, in response to an inquisitive look from the sergeant. The hard-eyed man harumphed, but turned his attention back to the still leaping trapdoor at his feet. “Burn this building to its foundation boys,” were the last words the companions heard from the Inn.

As they ascended away from the river docks, Hasan wondered, “Well, we knew it was likely a trap, and a trap it was indeed. How can we hope to escape this town in peace, when we cannot even operate within it safely? We need to come up with a diversion.”

“Indeed, elf prince,” intoned Maruc. “How can we do so? For first we must recover our weapons. And we must find Ludo. Nay, Stefan, I fear our time here must linger, but a public show of leaving may do us good nonetheless. But first things first. Let us get Feldard his axe.” And the cleric, who had a good sense of direction, led the team to the weapons depot.

With relief Ludo had seen his team mates emerge from the old Inn. As the rat faced man disappeared in the crowd he had to make a snap decision – betray his presence and link up with his team mates or follow the rat faced man. With a heavy sigh he decided that the rat-faced man needed investigating. He seemed out of place amongst the other town patrons. Sticking to the shadows, he followed the mysterious man. He would have to catch up with the others later.

Ludo followed along as Rat Face took an indirect route towards the center of Fogor Isle. He arrived at a two-story building and rushed inside through a door on the northern wall.

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5 responses to “Rat Face

  1. 3:45pm, Gromdain, the 7th of Felmont, 1001AC
    Partly cloudy, windy

    Maruc:
    Miklos:
    Feldard: 10xp+10xp
    Hasan: 10xp+10xp
    Stephan: 10xp
    Ludo: 10xp+10xp

    TOTAL:
    Maruc: 24,855/48000
    Miklos: 24,735/40000
    Feldard: 25,225/34000
    Hasan: 24,340/32000
    Stephan: 24,300/32000
    Ludo: 23,835/40,000

  2. Feldard

    As the companions arrived at the weapons depot, Feldard was watchful for sign of trouble from the guards. He approached the clerk first. “I’m here to pick up the weapons I left here. We’re leaving.” He stated his name and waited almost impatiently for his weapons to be returned.

    (assuming it all goes well…)
    There was almost a sigh of relief from the dwarf as his battle axe and crossbow was handed back to him. Feldard checked them over for damage then smiled and passed the man a coin for the safe-keeping.

    After the others had gathered their weapons, (including Ludo’s if possible – which I doubt but Feldard would try), and were standing some distance from the guards, Feldard looked over to the others and asked quietly, “So what’s the plan now? Do we assume Ludo will catch up? Or leave and sneak back in to try and find him?”

  3. Ludo

    Ludo stood back in the shadows as he watched the rat faced man enter the building. He decided to press his luck and slipped down a side alley where all was dark and quiet. He quickly identified some good handholds and climbed up the side of the building towards a second story window. Once he was perched on the window sill he quietly secured his rope to a sturdy drain and coiled it ready for a quick release so if nessasary he could swing down to the ground to make an escape. He then listened at the window shutter for any sounds coming from within.

  4. Stephan

    Stephan took in Feldard’s questions as he hung his bow and quiver on his back.

    “I say we leave. But we’ll watch from the woods for Ludo to come out of the city.” He looked at Miklos and Maruc, “Unless one of you have some magics that can summon him? Or find him?”

  5. Miklos, Maruc and Hasan

    “Let’s go,” said Hasan, after thanking the guard for the return of his bow. “Ludo will find us, as we found him before.” The elf led the party out of Threshold, and into the forest beyond. The air chilled as they stepped under the forest cover. Birds chirped. It was, by any measure, a pleasant afternoon in the wood. Hasan gazed about uneasily.

    “North then?” asked Miklos.

    “Nay, we go south first,” answered Hasan. And he headed toward the setting sun, which rose south and west before them. “Some diversion will be necessary. No doubt we are seen. But have no fear. We will find a way that cannot be seen soon.” The elf led the group into the forest. He would travel southwest for an hour, and then lead the group northward, to watch the city from the northern outskirts of the forest. Hasan expected they would see the city again at dusk.

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